Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Review Discussion

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Momentus XT 500GB vs Momentus XT 750GB

Please let me know if anyone has found upgrading from the previous 500GB version to the new 750GB to have improved their performance.

I am looking into possible upgrading to the 750GB for performance reason, since I only currently use 150GB space. Also I am

running Windows 7 with full disk encryption (FDE) software.

Thanks for your help.

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Performance in what? Anything particular?

IMO i don't think it will be worth it, but I don't have any experience with the drives.

But, since you are only using 150GB of space, have you considered a SSD? Besides the 180GB SSDs, there have been some great deals on 240/256GB SSDs(I have seen them as low as $180).

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What's the difference between model#STBD750200 and model# ST750LX003 ?

The second model# is the one in the seagate spec sheet (http://www.seagate.com/files/staticfiles/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/momentus-xt-data-sheet-ds1704-4-1205-us.pdf) and states that it is SATA 3 but the other is not there. Some Ebay listings say the 1st model# is SATA 2. Can anyone confirm this SATA business? Thanks

EDIT: According to Seagate Support, ST750LX003 is the bare drive and STBD750200 is retail. Both are SATA 3.

Edited by danwat1234

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